Starting later this year, the Statistics Teacher team will welcome Tim Jacobbe as the new ST lesson plan editor and Jessica Cohen as the new ST article editor. The new co-editors will work with Christine Franklin, the ASA’s K-12 Statistics Education Ambassador, who will continue as managing editor.
In this column, we want to highlight an incredible resource developed as part of a project led by Tim Jacobbe, associate professor and mathematics education coordinator, for the University of Florida College of Education. LOCUS, Levels of Conceptual Understanding in Statistics, is an NSF-funded project that provides a rich repository of assessments of statistical understanding.
As you plan how you will get your students working together and how you will assess their learning, we want to share some of our favorite technology ideas in this month's Technology column.
Originally published in June 2014, this lesson uses a data set partially discussed in the article Female Hurricanes are Deadlier than Male Hurricanes written by Kiju Junga, Sharon Shavitta, Madhu Viswanathana, and Joseph M. Hilbed.
This is not the only VA scandal to appear in the news in recent years, but it gives us a rich example to use when teaching statistics. There are three main aspects of this example that can be used in class. First, there is a distorted graph. Second, there is the response to the graph by Rep. Huelskamp and the resulting media coverage. Third, there is Darrell Huff’s book, How to Lie with Statistics.